By Gregory Moomjy Over the course of its 400-year history, Opera has evolved to have a greater focus on the drama of everyday life. For instance, the genre successfully made the transition from stories of Gods and mythic leaders of the past in l’Orfeo (1607) to Italian peasants getting caught in adultery in Cavalleria Rusticana (1890). In the new…Continue reading Review: Bon Appétit!
By Gregory Moomjy Every year the Prototype Festival pushes the boundaries of opera and musical theater for New York City audiences. In the past, they’ve presented works like Aging Magician composed by Paola Prestini. Recently they have performed Blood Moon, an opera influenced by Japanese noh theater, the oldest form of theater in Japan. The…Continue reading Review: Modulation